Cryptococcal Antigen

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2916
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CRAGS
Alternate Names
  • CrAg
  • Cryptococcal Antigen Latex
  • Cryptococcal Antigen Screen Serum
  • Cryptococcal Antigen Serum Lateral Flow Assay
Clinical Significance

Aids in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a plastic vial

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

72 hours Refrigerated (Transport)
Indefinitely Frozen

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Negative


Critical Ranges:

Positive


Test Comments:

Positive Cryptococcal Antigen test will reflex to MSOT Cryptococcal Antigen titer


Methodology:
  • Lateral Flow Assay

Clinical Significance

Aids in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Departments
  • Microbiology
Turn Around Time

24 hours


Coding & Compliance

CDM

01428810


CPT Coding

87899